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Thread: Ants around the pool!

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    Feb 2012
    Winston Salem NC

    Ants around the pool!

    Our concrete was poured last week, and now I cannot go out to the pool without seeing hundreds of ants right on the deck (and coping). we still have dirt around the deck, as I am hoping to finish up landscaping in a few weeks, so I know that is not helping matters. However, has anyone went through this, and have you found any methods to keep them off the deck area?

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    Jan 2010
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    Re: Ants around the pool!

    I get ants everywhere anytime I disturb their usual haunts; watering, weedwhacking, anything.

    Ortho Terra baits work pretty good. It takes a couple days for them to find it and empty one, but they haul the stuff back to their nests and it pretty much kills them off for a couple months.
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    Re: Ants around the pool!

    I second the Ortho Terra bait. But you can't use it around pets.
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